Wednesday, March 22 Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9, Matthew 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17 by Bernadette O’Neill Today’s readings in both the Hebrew and Greek Testament speak at length about laws, statutes, decrees, and commands. Many […]

by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Last winter, at the Voices home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two friends who were in town for a Mennonite church gathering focused on the symbol of beating swords into plowshares. Their project embraces a vision from the biblical “Book of Isaiah” which longs for the day […]

by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan. Rashid has insisted, for years, that severe mistrust makes it almost impossible for such groups to […]

by Joan Chittister, osb Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace We talk a lot about listening to the ideas of people whose life situations are different than ours but, in truth, it’s often a very difficult thing to do. We all live in little self-funded modern ghettoes where the people in our neighborhoods are just […]

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR I have not written anything about the primary elections this year, partly because everyone has been commenting on them, and partly because I found them so depressing. I also held off from writing because the exit polls rarely provided data about Catholic voters. Catholic Republicans in the 2012 primaries were […]